Three months ago Blackberry announced that it would be no longer making their own hardware. This meant that TCL Communications would be producing future Blackberry handsets. A month later, the company’s CEO went on the record to state that they had one more device coming out “soon” that would feature a keyboard.
Images of this upcoming device codenamed “Mercury” leaked several weeks ago and now Blackberry is teasing us with a 4-second video of the phone ahead of its announcement at CES 2017…
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Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager of TCL Communication in North America, tweeted out the below teaser which shows a new Blackberry device. In the video, you see a quick shot of what looks to be the handset’s keyboard and a navigation button bar right above it.
The Blackberry “Mercury” is rumored to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM, and have a 4.5-inch display. Additionally, it is supposed to have an 18MP rear-facing camera, 8MP front-facing camera, and be powered by a 3,400 mAh battery. These rumored specs are from July of last year so there’s of course a chance that they’ve been changed slightly.
We should know more about Blackberry’s latest device later today.